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Randolph County deputy shot during attempted arrest on Sunday morning


A Randolph County deputy was shot on Sunday morning while attempting to make an arrest.

According to MSHP Troop B Public Information and Education Officer Cpl. Justin Dunn, Moberly Police and the Randolph County Sheriff's Department were sent to the 600 block of Adams Ave. in Moberly for a disturbance around 1:54 a.m.

Once officers arrived on scene, they found a woman who had been injured. Officers attempted to take a man into custody at the scene but he resisted arrest. During the altercation, Cpl. Dunn said a Randolph County deputy was shot.

The deputy was then taken to University Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. His condition has stabilized.

The suspect was taken into custody and sent to the Boone County Sheriff's Office where he was placed on a 24-hour hold.

The MSHP Division of Drug and Crime Control was requested to investigate the shooting and it is an active investigation at this time.

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  1. From the Randolph County Sheriff and Moberly PD scanner:

    Dispatcher to Moberly cops: “Respond to 6XX Adams, reference a 911 call. Subject walking by heard a female subject inside the residence screaming, asking to leave…” Two City units respond.

    2:00 am, Deputy: “I will be out with City units.”

    2:00 am, Dispatcher repeating message from officer: “Advised she (Moberly officer) can hear female yelling inside the residence.”

    Female officer (urgently): “Can we get other units?” Dispatcher rushes other units to the call as emergency backup.

    Dispatcher repeatedly asks for a status update from any units on scene – no response.

    2:04 am Female officer yelling, radio traffic is garbled, barely readable: “…has been shot!”

    2:04 am Dispatcher: “Did you just advise someone has been shot?” More garbled radio traffic, but the answer is yes.

    Lots of radio feedback, multiple units trying to radio at once. Then clearly: “(Deputy) has been shot in the leg.”

    Dispatcher asks for an update and then repeats response: “Officers are still fighting with the suspect at 2:08.”

    Female officer, calmly, gives the suspects name over the radio. Moments later officers ask where is the ambulance? Dispatcher says it is on the way. No need to say the magic words in Moberly to get the ambulance to respond.

    The radio traffic from the officers using their lower power walkie talkies was barely breaking the squelch on the scanner. Dispatcher kept saying “10-4”.

    Officers report applying a tourniquet to the Deputy’s leg. Two ambulances arrive at 2:22 am. One for Deputy and one for female victim. A State Trooper brings leg irons for the male suspect. At 2:30 the male suspect is finally in custody.

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